29 July 2012

Date: 29/07/2012 Longer Sets or Songs

Date: 29/07/2012 Longer Sets or Songs

The Gypsy Jack Boggle Show

© 2012 Rjn

Theme: Longer Sets or Songs

Date: 29/07/2012



The Spinners
The Family of Man
Emu, Pulse, Eagle.
Buffy St. Marie
Soldier Blue, Way Way Way, Piney Wood Hills, My Country ‘tis of thy People You’re Dying, Native North American Child, Little Wheel Spin & Spin.
Two References worth following and highly recommended: www.cradleboard.org and www.creative-native.com Rjn.
John Williams
Fisherman’s Song, The Miller’s Dance (Manuel de Falla), Cordaoba (Francisco Tárrega), Spanish Dance #5 Trad (dedicated to Tatyana from RD).
Herbie Marks Trio
Good Luck (Mazeltov), The rabbi Wants to be Merry ( Der Frehlicke Rebbe), Bride Bride (Kala Kala), Exodus, You are Beautiful to Me (Bei Mir Bist du Schon),A Flame is Burning (Oif’n Pritchek), Chave (Shavee), Here I am (Hinnee MuchauUm Z’uman), Come out Come out (Tzena Tzena).
David Pepper pays homage to :
Christine Dimbleby pays homage to
John Betjeman – Winter at Home.
Robert Louis Stevenson – Armies in the Fire

Thomas Hood - No
James Galway & the
Tokyo String Orch. cond. Hiroyuki Iwaki, Susumu Miyashita koto, Ayako Shinozaki harp.
Hamabe No Uta (Song of the Seashore), Itsuka no komoriuta (Lullaby), Komorebi (Sunlight Shing through the trees)

Utah Phillips sings and introduces :
Starlight on the Rails, Talking NPR Blues, John D Lee, Dancers, Stupid’s Song.
Johnny Cash
Lonesome Whistle, The Way of a Woman in Love.
Bernard Wrigley
Rawtenstall Annual Fair, (For all Lancashire Lads) My Word You do Look Queer, Cockerham Devil, Back Answers. (After the show Bernard wrote and told me that I only have to play another seventy three and the Wimmera audience will have heard them all! That’s if he doesn’t record more, “hint hint Bernard”.) Rjn.
Alan Bell
So Here’s to You.


Coming up starting August 26th, an open mike concert at the Hamilton Lamb Hall in Horsham. 1:00 pm til 5:00 pm. Audience $5 donation each for Horsham Cancer Council, 

Performers no charge.


Extra Broadcasts

News just in - a new addition to the GJBS suite - 

TWO WEEKS of world music, mainly European, Greek, Slovak and Russian (European-Russian). 

Next Thursday from 12 noon til 2:00 pm 

August 2nd and 9th.  

Tune in or chew your own ears off.


 The last refuges of despotic dictators are:



and if that doesn't work .... 


Where are You and YOUR democracy?

Today many powerful minor dictators have been created. They appear in all walks of life from minor bureaucrats who are supposed to serve the public (in  reality they often merely support corrupt administrations and their personal paypackets). Agencies supposed to protect the public such as police and intelligence agencies, governments that have slowly become uncontrolled dictatorships. Businesses and financial institutions ignoring sound rules of management and trading practice in favour of short term gain and avaricious advantage from falsehood. Countries that are allowing the wholesale sublimation of their culture in favour of other already failed commercially driven worthless substitutes that often result in not only the extinction of the original culture but also the creation of populations subservient to worthless ideals that are ersatz and even injurious to humanity. Rjn

22 July 2012

Date: 22/07/2012 World

The Gypsy Jack Boggle Show

© 2012 Rjn

Theme: World

Date: 22/07/2012



The Spinners
The Family of Man
Joan Baez
House of the Rising Sun, Silkie, Banks of the Ohio.
Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra

Fantasy on 2 Folk Songs (Budashkin), At Sunrise, The Linden Tree (Kulikov), Kamarinskaya (Osipov), Fantasy on Volga Melodies (Mikhailov Shalayev).
Paul Robson

Oh How Proud Our Quiet Don (Dzerzhinsky), The Peat Bog Soldiers, The Four Insurgent Generals, Song of the Plains.
Laura Love
Saskatchewan, Savin’, Passin’, The Cuckoo.
Ansambl Dalmacija (Ensemble Dalmatia)
Falile se Kaštelanke, Barka je Malena,Slušaj, Mati, Mare, Vilo Moja, Kad Si Bila Mald, Mare.
Bela Babai

Ninc a Pusztán Rosza Bokor (There is no Rose Bush in the Field), Krazznahorka Büszke vára (Proud Castle Krazznahorka), Nagybercseny Miklos, Jaj de Nagyon Regen Volt (Once Upon A Time), Csimon Palko featuring George Vig on the Tárogató (Tarogate), Erik a Buzakalász (The Wheat is Ripening), Ha Meguntál Édes Rozsam (If You’re Tired of Loving Me [dedicated to several women, past and one present. You know who you are! Lya.]
The seasons pass,
The fruit is come and gone,
Leaves are shed,
Rain falls gently until
Spring brings new growth.
Thus the great cycle continues.
Czárdás (Chardas).
Clifton Chenier
Squeeeze Box Boogie, Clifton’s Dreamin’, Oupelousos Hop, Zodico Stomp.
Maurice Larcange
Pistonette, Volupta, Aubade des Oiseaux, Soirée Nostalgique, Joyeux Canari.
Santy Anno, Muleskinner Blues, Jack o’Diamonds,
Rjn pays homage to the following poets:
John Donne – Part Song.
Anon – If All the World Were Paper, Non-sense.
Richard Corbett – A Non Sequiteur.
Alan Bell
So Here’s to You.

Stop Press

Coming up starting August 26th, an open mike concert at the Hamilton Lamb Hall in Horsham. 1:00 pm til 5:00 pm. Audience $5 donation each for Cancer Council, Performers no charge.

Extra Broadcasts

News just in - a new addition to the GJBS suite - TWO WEEKS of world music, mainly European, Greek, Slovak and Russian (European-Russian). Next Thursday from 12 noon til 2:00 pm August 2nd and 9th.  

Tune in or chew your own ears off.

15 July 2012

Date: 15/07/2012 English

Note: If you are viewing this on a desktop then the table below may come out narrow. It seems to work beautifully on an Android 2.3 phone and 4.0 Tablet however.

The Gypsy Jack Boggle Show

© 2012 Rjn

Theme: English

Date: 15/07/2012



The Spinners
The Family of Man
Steeleye Span

Marrowbones, Western Wynde, Boys of Bedlam (Dedicated to Peter who tomorrow will have the interesting task off addressing 350 psychiatrists, telling them why their patients are often better off without the brain and body numbing pharmaceuticals they prescribe them.)
Ewan MacColl
Captain Ward & The Rainbow, Broomfields Hill, Get Up & Bar the Door.
Les Barker
Have you got any news of the Iceberg?, The Book of Kevin, the Lonely Little Lemming.
Dave Swarbrick
My Singing Bird, Byker Hill, Once I loved a Maiden Fair.
The Watersons
Emmanuel, Idumea, Stormy Winds, The Beggar Man.
Johnnie Collins
Go to work on Monday, Diggery Venn the Raddle Man, What will become of England.
Jake Thackray

Sister Josephine, It was only a Gypsy (dedicated to Ruby lya), Last Will & Testament of Jake Thackray.
Fivepenny Piece
King Cotton, Mi Gronny, Watercolour Morning.
Bernard Wrigley
When your clogs let water in, On Again, On Again!, Vasectomy. Link to BJW
Dr Strangely Strange
Strangely Strange but oddly Normal
John Martyn
Couldn’t love you more.
Sandy Denny
I’m a Dreamer
Mike Oldfield
Moonlight Shadow
Fairport Convention
Wandering Man, Now be Thankful, Who Knows Where Time Goes.
Rjn’s Homage to:

H.G. Bell – The Fate of Sergeant Thin.
Anon – Dahn the Plughole.
Lewis Caroll – The White Knight Tells His Tale.
E.V.Rieu – Pirates of Funafuti (Dedicated to Luna from FB).
Alan Bell
Windmills, So Here’s to You.

08 July 2012

Date: 08/07/2012 Celtic

The Gypsy Jack Boggle Show

© 2012 Rjn

Theme: Celtic

Date: 08/07/2012

The Spinners
The Family of Man
Mary O’Hara

The Way We Were, A Bunch of Thyme, Greensleeves.
The Furey & Davey Arthur
When you were Sweet Sixteen, The Green Fields of France, From Clare to Here.
Cathie O’Sullivan

Angels (Dedicated to Wendy), Cameron Quartermain, Song of the Artesian Waters (Dedicated to all who have had government sell their artesian water to international soft drink manufacturers or mining companies to pollute)
Alex Campbell & Friends, Paul McNeill, Sandy Denny, Cliff Aungier, Johnny Silvo & His Folk Group, Roger Evans & David Moses.
Dick Derby,
You Never Wanted Me,
Been on the Road,
Dinks Song,
This Train (Is Bound for Glory),
Tel Old Bill,
Freedom (American African Song).

Jimmy Shand & His Band

Scottish Waltz – Within a Mile of Edinburgh, Scotland yet, Sound of the Pibroch, There’s Nae Luck about the Hoose, Gay Gordons – Cock of the North, Major John MacLennan, Gordon Waltz – O’My Jock Mackay, A Gordon for Me, The Lass of Lowrie.
Hal Roach
King of the Blarney (Dedicated to Robyn & Ron, Pimpinio)
Christie Moore
Before the Deluge, Yellow Furze Woman, Sodom & Begorra, King Puck.
William McAlpine Homage to Robert Burns

A Man’s A Man for A’That, The Bonnie Wee Thing, Green Grow the Rashes, Mary Morrison, Robert Bruce’s March to Bannockburn.

Alistair Hulett and Dave Swarbrick

Among Proddy Dogs & Papes, Sons of Liberty, When the Wee Birds Start Leaving - “Only here under sufferance, not wanted but needed
We camp by the road so it’s always made clear
We know after the Harvest Home we won’t be welcome
When the wee bird starts leaving it’s time we wur nae here.”
Alistair Hulett
Dedicated to All Rom, New Age Travellers, Grey Nomads, Itinerants and new chums imported to do the work that.... but not allowed representation.

Old Maid in the Garret, The Mermaid, Galway Shawl.
Rjn Pays homage to:

William McGinn – St Patrick of Ireland M’Dear.
William Allingham The Fairies (dedicated to those recently in my life having connections with fairies - “my fée dog mother” and to all those needing their protection).
The Royal Hong Kong Police Band

Dark Island – Road to the Isles, The Dream Valley of GlenDural, The Old Rustic Bridge, Friendship/ Gruagach/ O’er the Bows to Ballingdalloch, Miss Girdle, Girls of Portree.
Judy Pinder
The Parting Glass.

A wondrous thing in the world:

A most wondrous ability is the turning of an ugly, plain, dysfunctional or horrific thing into something wondrous and beautiful:

It may be a piece of clay into a sculpture,
a gargoyle into something looking angelic,
words into a love sonnet,
dull dry pigment into a glossy painting,
a damaging thought into a loving one,
greed into giving,
self hate into self love,
an unloved expression into a loved expression,
pain into peace,
sorrow into joy,
tears to laughter....

have You tried to create beauty in the world around you?

01 July 2012

Date: 01/07/2012 Theme: Australian

The Gypsy Jack Boggle Show

© 2012 Rjn

Theme: Australian
Date: 01/07/2012

The Spinners
The Family of Man.
Cathie O’Sullivan
The Moon Was 7 Days Down, Dark Pleasures, The Soldier & The Mermaid.
John Dengate
Old Calabrian Man, Barelegged Kate, Lanes of Wolloomooloo, the Peach Picker’s Song.
Mick Conway’s National Junk Band
Thief of Old Bagdad, Corporate World.
The Settlers
Blowering Dam, Jack Bridle’s Farewell, Dozer Driver Man.
New Chum’s Lament, My Son Ted, The Wee One, Backblock’s Shearer.
Dave Alexander
Mama Do They Have Guitars in Heaven, Weevils in the Flour, Danny Deever.
Thalia & Alan Musgrave
Highland I, Tabaret.
John Warner
Yari Of Wirradjuri.
Pays Homage to: C.J.Dennis through his poems -
Lines Written in Hospital
Sufficient Unto the Day
Another Economic Riddle
Hoodlums Holiday
The Spoilers
Alan Bell
Alice White, So Here’s to You